The Spice is the best Thai restaurant in Ames, in terms of quality, presentation, ingredients, etc. The food is excellent in all categories; the menu lists chef specialties, but the Spicy Peanut Salad, the Massaman curry, and the Pad Ka Prow with the omelet are my favorites. The wine list is decent and the Thai tea is also good. The desserts are delectable as well. It's a friendly place with elegant decor and the waitstaff is knowledgeable. The place charges more than Thai Kitchens, but you definitely are getting your money's worth at The Spice.